How to keep your room cool in summer WITHOUT AC
The kind of summer that hits our country now is wild, scorching and unbearable, to say the least. With mercury soaring to higher and higher scores, it sounds only impossible to stay without an air conditioner or a room cooler. Also, as humidity soars with the onset of monsoon, even coolers begin to fail and it is only an AC that gives some respite. However, ACs aren’t cheap and everyone knows that. It is not unusual for electricity bills in summer to touch multiples of thousands for just a month!
Now, besides the bill, electricity cut is another problem that we have to deal with. Although, the cuts have been substantially reduced in the metro cities but situation is still pretty bad in rest of the country. Now, are you wondering how to keep yourself cold despite these bummers? To your delight, there are many ways you can do so.
Freeze your sheets!
Well, this has to be the best trick to stay cold on a sweaty, summery night. All you have to do is freeze your sheets in the refrigerator for a few minutes before you go to bed. Now, prefer keeping them wrapped in a plastic bag because that will help keep them free from the scent of frozen pizza or tomatoes. Of course, the coldness won’t last very long but it will help you lull yourself to sleep.
Try ice water bottle
Your grandma’s hot water bottle, it seems, has other uses too. In summer, you can pour in water in it and freeze it in the refrigerator. Use it to provide yourself cold comfort on a summer night.
Cotton to the rescue
Replace all your polyester, satin or silk bed-sheets with cotton ones. Also choose lighter shades as they absorb less heat. Besides, also choose nightwear that’s breezy and comfy.
Lingerie can get particularly irritable when it is humid and summery. Your underclothes may feel extra sticky and will not let your privates breathe when the mercury is soaring. This is because your genitals usually have more sweat glands and because of heat, the moisture will stay trapped in there. So, bid a goodbye to them during this summer season, particularly when you have to sleep.
Try this Egyptian technique
Well, the Nile-dwellers definitely knew how to keep matters cool. They had a technique to keep their beds cool and it is known as the ‘Egyptian method’. In this, all you have to do is dampen your bed sheet or a towel with cold water. Now, use that either as a blanket directly or you can use it along with a dry towel to avoid get too much moisture.
Rooms can get pretty stuffy inside when there is no proper source of cross ventilation. In case, your room does not have one too, you can actually create one. Pace a fan across a door or a window, so that a cross breeze is created by the wind outside and the fan. To better the results, you can place multiple fans in the room to create a super cool airflow.
Water to the rescue
The classic old formula and followed by many still, take a cold-water shower. Nothing beats that when it comes to beating heat. Besides, also load up on cold water because staying hydrated will also help you feel less hot.